Who We Are

Central Virginia’s Premier Stump Grinding Company

RW Stump Grinding is a locally owned and operated stump removal and stump grinding company located in Richmond, VA. Our team specializes in the prompt removal of stumps on residential, commercial, and even industrial properties all throughout Central Virginia.

Using the latest equipment in grinding technology, we can reduce your stump to wood chips and assist you in cleaning and preparing your landscape for a better appearance.

Our Story

Owner Reggie West was first introduced to stump grinding by his father, Henry, who started his stump grinding company in 2003 in Williamsburg.  Henry convinced Reggie that he should grind stumps as a part-time job. In addition to working a full-time job and going to school in the evenings, the first iteration of RW Stump Grinding was born in 2004.  After operating for two years with limited success, RW Stump Grinding closed, BUT stump grinding was always considered to be a “Plan B” should the corporate world lose its allure.

In January 2017, after 20 years of working in corporate America, and 16 years with his last company, Reggie decided to go back to his roots, and “Plan B” became “Plan A”.  The second iteration of RW Stump Grinding began in May 2017 and has grown into a well-known and well-respected stump grinding company in Central Virginia.

Meet Our Team


Reggie West – Owner/CEO

Reggie was born in Henderson, NC and moved to Williamsburg, VA (technically York County) when he was three. Growing up in a blue-collar family, Reggie learned the importance of working hard, developing trust, and keeping your word.  After high school, Reggie attended Virginia Tech earning a degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering. It was there that he met his future wife, Jen. After a few years of working, Reggie went back to school at VCU to earn his MBA. Reggie and Jen have one daughter, Sammi, who keeps them on the move with school, dance, field hockey, and swimming.

As an ISA Certified Arborist®, Reggie has the expertise and dedication to tree care needed to lead the company toward success. With his past experience in customer service and customer-facing positions, Reggie has positioned RW Stump Grinding to be the premier stump removal company in Central Virginia with plans for continued growth.

Reggie’s hobbies include attending Virginia Tech football and basketball games, traveling, and spending time with his family.


Brian Ankiel – Team Leader

Brian started with RW Stump Grinding in January 2022.  Brian is a native of Chesterfield County and graduated from Thomas Dale High School in Chester.  As Team Leader, Brian is responsible for making sure that every assigned project is completed to each customer’s satisfaction and that all daily objectives are met.  In addition, all team leaders are responsible for the training, safety, and actions of their team.  Brian’s hobbies include golf and camping.


Colin Neely – Team Leader in Training

Colin started with RW Stump Grinding in July 2022 after leaving a retail position.  Colin is a native of Chesterfield County and graduated from Thomas Dale High School in Chester.  As Team Leader in Training, Colin is learning all the responsibilities and skills to be an effective Team Leader as the company grows.  Colin’s hobbies include camping and auto repair.

Just awesome! Reggie was incredibly professional, efficient, and a master of his craft. We had a stump with gas and electrical lines running through it which caused a lot of hesitation but Reggie’s experience and explanation of the process quickly settled our nerves.

Nick | Chester, VA

I have used RW Stump Grinding twice and both times I have been thoroughly impressed by their quality and professionalism. Reggie and his service are second to none in his industry!!!

Sam | Richmond, VA

RW stump grinding is the absolute best stump grinding company in RVA. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Their quote was reasonable, their communication was excellent, and they showed up on the day they said they would. What more could you ask for?!

Zac | Powhatan, VA

Remove Your Stumps
With Richmond’s Best!

RW Stump Grinding cares about your needs.

We provide high-quality stump removals to protect your largest investments, your home and property. Attempting to remove stumps yourself can be dangerous and time-consuming.

It is imperative to hire an established, reputable company you can trust. With our top-of-the-line equipment and years of experience, we can tackle almost any stump and help bring beauty back to your landscape.

We take pride in our work and are eager to help homeowners in Richmond and beyond reclaim their landscape.

Whether you have one stump or a patchwork of stumps, you need a hardworking, professional team that you can count on.

Schedule a free consultation with us today and see how we can help improve your landscape and remove those unsightly stumps.

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